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Moore Township: Basket raffle set for March 22-24

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is holding a basket raffle 5-8 p.m. March 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 24.

The drawing begins 1 p.m. March 24. Winners will be posted after the drawing is completed. Participants do not have to be present to win.

The kitchen will be open.

Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross of the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank, Bath Area Food Bank and the church improvement fund.

Bath series begins

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, this writer and my friend Larry Oberly start our series on the history of Bath by visiting the Bath Museum in the new borough complex, 121 S. Walnut St. The museum has moved from its old location at the former Washington Street building to its new home.

The new museum was rededicated in November 2018.

Enjoy Bath’s history in photographs.


In two weeks — “Cradle of History.”

Allen/East Allen townships: Zion Stone to host April 6 breakfast

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m. April 6.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, breakfast cakes and muffins, orange and tomato juice, coffee and tea.

For reservations, call Joanne at 484-894-7155. Walk-ins are welcome.


Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will begin its trap shooting starting April 2. The events will continue 4 p.m. till dark the first Tuesday of each month until fall.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve Lenten crab cake dinners

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 22 and 29.

Dinners include a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon March 24.

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Catasauqua: Bag sale ends March 23

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The bag sale at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will end March 23.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The store will be closed the week of March 25 for cleaning and changeover. The store will reopen April 1 with all new clothing for spring and summer.


The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon March 24.


Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Bag sale on everything in the store, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until March 23.

• Registration begins for One Book, Every Young Child program, to be held 10 a.m. April 16 (baby and toddler) and 10 a.m. April 17 (preschool) at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

Coplay: Library board will meet March 14

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library board will meet 7 p.m. March 14 at Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The library, located at 49 S. Fifth St., will also show two free movies March 16 — “The Gnome-Mobile” 11:30 a.m. and “Leap Year” 1:30 p.m.


St. John’s Lutheran Church reports it will have a community dinner 4-6 p.m. March 23 in the church hall, 18 S. Third St.

The dinner is open to the public and will feature shepherd’s pie with all the trimmings.


Bath: Spring festival is March 16

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Christ Church United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut St., will be having its annual Pennsylvania Dutch spring festival 4:30-8 p.m. March 16.

Come enjoy your favorite Pennsylvania Dutch-style foods, including pork and sauerkraut, ham, potato filing, mashed potatoes, chicken corn soup, assorted veggies, salad with hot bacon dressing and assorted desserts.

Takeout will be available.

For more information, call 610-837-0345.


Come out and explore the Bath Museum 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16 at its new location, 121 S. Walnut St. Volunteers are always welcome!

Catasauqua: Catasauqua YMCA lists upcoming events, programs

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., has two new exciting events in the month of March.

Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie, from Blondies Cupcakes, will help children ages 5 and up decorate their favorite cupcakes in a Lucky Cuppies event, scheduled for 7 p.m. March 15.

Family movie night is set for 6-9 p.m. March 29.

Contact 610-264-5221 for more information.


The YMCA is also offering a variety of new programs for children this spring.

New preschool programs include basketball, soccer, track and the Read It, Make It, Take It program.

Allen/East Allen townships: Have you joined East Allen Township’s walking club?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township Parks & Recreation will be starting a free community walking club.

The program, Walk This Way to Better Health, will begin March 26. It will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive.

Looking ahead, East Allen Township is planning a community yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 at Bicentennial Park East.

For information on the walking club or yard sale, call Chuck Frantz, township parks director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.